A Statistician Refuses to Fly

His friend asks him, “Why do you have this irrational fear of flying?”

“Irrational?” the statistician replies, “Not at all. I’ve merely calculated the odds of a bomb being placed on a plane and it’s much too high for my comfort.”

A few days later, the friend boarded a flight only to find the statistician sitting in the seat next to you. “What happened? Have the odds changed?” the man asked.

“No, the odds of a bomb being on a plane haven’t changed. But I calculated the odd of two bombs being on a plane, and I found those odds much more acceptable. So now I just bring my own.”

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